Monday, October 26, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #55 - Aperture Card

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone... the very talented Heather has issued this weeks challenge - to make an APERTURE CARD - a card with a hole in it. I made a Tri-fold card - there is a wonderful tutorial on how to make this card at Splitcoast Stampers - here is the link to the tutorial.

This week we have a sponsor KLM DESIGNS (digi Stamps) - the lucky winner can choose up to 3 images from the site.

Below is my take on the challenge......

Below is the trifold card when open.

I stamped the sweet House Mouse image - (Feathered Friends) on whisper white paper with Stazon jet black ink. Coloured image with prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Masked image and sponged on the clouds. Used plain circle nestabilty to cut out image. Matted image with scalloped Almost Amethyst circle. I made the Elegant Eggplant tri fold base card. Cut out the circle in the middle panel. The designer paper I used is called "Wisteria" from Basic Grey. Matted DP with Almost Amethyst. Sewed edges. Cut out the circle in DP panel with Nestability. I cut another scalloped circle with Elegant Eggplant and then cut out the middle circle to make my scalloped frame. Pierced holes in scallop. Used the Sizzlet leaf die to make my Old olive leaves. Sewed on the lavender and purple buttons. I made the inside panel and sewed on. Stamped on sentiment. Used the slit punch to make the tab and sewed on the green button.
I hope you can join us over at House Mouse and Friends. I would love to see what you come up with. Make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project. Please check out what the other very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.
Stamps - House Mouse - Feather Friends, Stampin Up - Sweet Dreams (sentiment)
Ink - Stazon jet black, Bashful blue
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Basic Grey - Wisteria
Accessories - Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, piercing tool, sewing machine, buttons, Sizzlet - leaf die, Prismacolour pencil crayons, gamsol, blending stumps, sponge, Slit punch, Stamp a ma jig
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping.
Hugs - Pat


  1. Beautiful Patricia! Great warm colors, and I like the HM you used.

  2. Big smile here! This is so adorable, Patricia! Love this sweet image! Wonderful card design! Beautifully done!

  3. Oh this is just gorgeous :-) beautiful image and I love the way you did the tri fold card ,,, stunning ;-)

    Lols x x x

  4. beautifully created Patricia! Way to go on the challenge. Love this.

  5. Such a nice card, love that image!

  6. Fabulous card Pat, brilliant design, gorgeous colour, papers and I just love that adorable image.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. Ohhh Pat! your card is adorable! I love this image and you've colored it beautifully. Your layout is gorgeous and very creative AND the papers and wonderful embellishments really make it perfect! hugz, Mary